Burton’s launched an interesting archival story in a two-part series that traces the 30-year history of their most iconic graphics and boards. The difficult task was wisely curated by Todd Kohlman (TK), Burton’s resident archivist who was challenged to select his top 13 boards. The results are not only cool graphics, but a unique retrospective […]
The Power of T-shirts in Youth Culture Markets, from Branding to Retail to Creating Entire Movements for Change -Label Networks Takes an In-Depth at the New Landscape, Trends, and Fresh Data
T-shirts have never been more important in youth culture fashion, often creating entire brands through cool messages and graphics. Moving into plans for 2012, here’s a recap of where things stand
Music-Inspired Fashion Trends from Street, MAGIC, Project Showcase Forward-Thinking Designs for Youth Culture 2012
From Tripp NYC to T.U.K. footwear and an English Beat themed fashion runway show, MAGIC, Project, and Street delivered inspired collections from this important subculture.
Accessories Profile Report: Top Trends from Summer Indicate Key New Ways Youth Culture Is Creating Personal Style
Label Networks’ summer photo report taken from our researchers shooting trends across the USA indicate fresh new things to look for when it comes to accessories on guys and girls.
How Crowdsourcing is Changing Design, Fashion, Footwear and Retail in Youth Culture Markets
Online fashion has changed the game of the industry, lead by a new generation of consumers that wants design input, voting, and purchasing power. Here are the brands that are benefiting and why.
Footwear News Round-up: Jimmy Choo for H&M; Van Halen Sues Nike Over”Frankenstein” Guitar Graphics; adidas Originals Collabs with Lucasfilm for Star Wars LTD Collection
Never a dull day when it comes to footwear. Here’s a round-up of some fresh news from the youth culture scene.
T-shirt Graphics from the Dub, Lowrider, and After-Market Car Culture Scenes Attribute to the Most Core Urban Graphics in Apparel, Indicating a Source of Where Many Designs Come From and Why
This graphics round-up shows the power of the streets influencing design stretching from gang-influenced messages to downed ghetto birds and a strong “Straight Outta Compton” vibe. It doesn’t get more core than this.
Dub Show Tour Kicks-off in LA with Tricked After-Market Cars, Lowriders, and Enough Bling to Prove a Recession-Proof Subculture Does Exist
This event, featuring hot cars, hot girls, big rims, and pimped rides, makes it tough for even hot performers like Ice Cube and Jim Jones to measure up.
Snow Industries of America (SIA) Trade Show Appears Recession-Proof, But Does the Industry Have its Head in the Snow?
Board graphics ruled, science in outwear is now the norm, and bindings are finally looking cool. That’s just a start.